Survey reveals 25 recipes kids should be able to cook by 11 years old

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  • Is your cherub the next Jamie Oliver in the making? Or does your little one want to have nothing more to do with food than eat it? Here are 25 recipes every child should be able to cook by time they’re 11 years old.

    A survey conducted by Samsung surveyed 2,000 British parents, asking
    them to name the recipes they believed children should be able to cook
    by the age of 11.

    According to recent research children’s kitchen skills have diminished
    by a third over the past 25 years, largely because of the rise of ready
    meals and convenience food. And with less and less cookery classes being
    taught at school, its no wonder kids have no clue when it comes to
    rustling up what we’d call the ‘classics’.

    Not only will teaching your child how to cook give you a break from the
    kitchen, it’ll also encourage them to learn about the foods they eat and
    love them too cutting down on fussy eaters and more importantly food

    From spaghetti Bolognese to classic scones, how many of these recipes can your
    little one cook – with or without parental guidance? We bet you’re in
    for a surprise!


    25 recipes your child should be able to cook by 11 years old

    1. Spaghetti Bolognese

    Get the recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese

    2. Scrambled egg on toast

    Get the recipe: Scrambled egg on toast

    3. Omelette

    Get the recipe: Omelette

    4. Jacket potato with baked beans

    Get the recipe: Jacket potato with baked beans

    5. Cheese on toast

    Get the recipe: Cheese on toast

    6. Cottage pie

    Get the recipe: Cottage pie

    7. Sausage and mash

    Get the recipe: Sausage and mash

    8. Pasta bake

    Get the recipe: Pasta bake

    9. Stir fry

    Get the recipe: Stir fry

    10. Porridge

    Get the recipe: Porridge

    11. Dippy egg and soldiers

    Get the recipe: Dippy egg and soldiers

    12. Stew or casserole

    Get the recipe: Stew or casserole

    13. Pancakes

    Get the recipe: Pancakes

    14. Pizza from scratch

    Get the recipe: Pizza from scratch

    15. Lasagne

    Get the recipe: Lasagne

    16. Macaroni cheese

    Get the recipe: Macaroni cheese

    17. Fairy cakes

    Get the recipe: Fairy cakes

    18. Roast chicken

    Get the recipe: Roast chicken

    19. Chilli con carne

    Get the recipe: Chilli con carne

    20. Beef burgers

    Get the recipe: Beef burgers

    21. Meatballs

    Get the recipe: Meatballs

    22. Victoria sponge

    Get the recipe: Victoria sponge

    23. Chocolate Rice Krispies or Cornflake cakes

    Get the recipe: Chocolate Rice Krispies or Cornflake cakes

    24. Apple crumble

    Get the recipe: Apple crumble

    25. Scones

    Get the recipe: Scones

    Something missing off the list? Comment below and tell us what your little one can make!